The 2021 Beaverland Mustski show ski season is winding down. College aged kids have mostly headed back to school leaving the younger kids and old veterans left to entertain the home crowd two more times before we hang up the skis and tow ropes until spring of 2022.
The 2021 theme; “Raiders of the Lost Park” has been mothballed. Only one announcer is needed, who will “call them as they see them” coming across the show course.
Skiers were not the only people missing tonight. We were also missing key boat personnel. Specifically, spotters. A spotter is the person in the boat responsible for keeping an eye on the skiers for safety reasons.
My normal job as comical side kick for the announcer was not needed, so I climbed into a boat to spot for Erich “The Hammer” Zellmer. Erich drives a Dyna Ski boat with twin 200 horsepower Mercury XS motors. Erich is the captain of the drive team and pulls most of the difficult acts. I got a great view of Sunday’s show peering between, around and over those motors.
Here’s a sampling of video that I got to shoot from the spotters seat Sunday evening.